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The Jim Knapp Orchestra at the L.A.B. Performance Space in Seattle

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Jim Knapp Orchestra L.A.B. Performance Space Seattle, WA January 9th, 2006

The Jim Knapp Orchestra inaugurated a first Monday of the month series at the Seattle Drum School's intimate and acoustically friendly L.A.B. Performance Space with a superb concert of Knapp originals and arrangements on January 9th, 2006. The sound reinforcement was crystalline in its clarity, the music performed adventurous yet accessible, the solo work by the Orchestra's members consistently creative and often inspired. ...

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The Jim Knapp Orchestra: Secular Breathing

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The cleverly titled Secular Breathing is the third recording by composer/arranger Jim Knapp's Seattle-area orchestra and arguably the best to date, thanks to Knapp's handsome and provocative charts, the presence of guest trumpeter Ingrid Jensen and the return of former JKO drummer Jon Wikan, who now lives in New York City. Knapp's richly textured arrangements lend muscle to the ensemble, making it seem larger and more robust than its actual thirteen pieces would lead one to imagine. But lyricism and ...


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